UEA medical school professor joins hospital board

Professor Sam Leinster, Dean of the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice at UEA, has been appointed a University-nominated non-executive director of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust.

Professor Leinster, a leading breast surgeon, has helped found the University of East Anglia’s innovative undergraduate medical curriculum. He was previously Director of Medical Studies and Professor of Surgery at the University of Liverpool where he established the Breast Unit – one of the leaders in the UK – at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is involved nationally in many aspects of medical education and is a member of the Healthcare Commission’s Clinical Strategy Group.

Trust Chairman David Prior said: “I am delighted that Sam is joining our board. This will cement the developing and very important relationship between our hospital and the UEA and recognises the vital importance of the medical school to the hospital. It is also a great benefit to have the experience of a senior and widely respected surgeon at a time when we are developing the strategic direction of our hospitals.”

Professor Leinster said: “The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is essential to the training of medical students at UEA. I look forward to playing my part in making the NNUH one of the very best hospitals in the UK.”

Professor Leinster has no other Ministerial appointments, has had no political affiliations over the past five years, and his appointment carries remuneration at the rate of £5,673 per year. His appointment is for the period February 1 2005 to January 31 2009.

Monday 24th of January 2005 02:00:33 PM